We're handpicking boutique hotels full of character and soul. Slick city bolt-hole or super cool mountain cabin, funky hacienda or island hideaway, pootlers will find boutique hotels chosen for their individuality, inspiration, personality, stylish design and lack of pretension...all of course with exceptional service.
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Tucked away in Prenzlauer Berg, a district that bustles with cafes, bars and restaurants sit two 19th-century buildings, Ackselhaus & Blue Home, just doors apart but a whole world away from Europe’s gritty and edgy capital city of cool.
In Ackselhaus, antiques mix with innovative touches, a sort of funky modern colonialism reigns with individually themed rooms lovingly furnished with old wooden floorboards, a sitting room and kitchenette. Many also look out onto the leafy and sun-drenched Balinese courtyard garden. Next-door Blue Home, has a water-blue façade and an aquatic look and feel – you’ll know it the moment you step through the door into its aquarium-lined entrance hall dotted with fish sculptures. It is also home to the Club del Mar restaurant.
All up this is a pair of very stylish city bolt-holes. The design and décor was inspired by owner Ulf Acksel’s very own travels and we think it will probably give you more than a dash of home-envy with its eclectic, exotic and luxurious mix… and it will probably make you wish you were staying for longer.